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Title: REMR Management Systems — Flood Control Structures : Condition Rating Procedures for Earth and Rockfill Embankment Dams
Authors: Michigan State University.
McGill University.
Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Research Program (U.S.)
Andersen, Glen R.
Chouinard, Luc.
Foltz, Stuart D.
Keywords: Civil Works
Maintenance and Repair
M&R
Flood control
Condition rating
Condition index
Earth dams
Rockfill embankment dams
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: For USACE civil works, the emphasis has been steadily shifting from construction of new facilities to maintenance and repair (M&R) of existing ones, so M&R has become an increasingly important part of the budget. In addition, USACE is one of many Federal agencies facing increasingly restrictive budgets and greater demands for budget justification. A prioritization system can be useful in the decision process for the management of existing facilities. The objective of this project was to develop a rating procedure that describes the current condition of embankment dams in a uniform manner. The project also produced a procedure for the prioritization of M&R activities on embankment dams. A condition indexing (CI) approach was adopted in a manner similar to other CI systems that have been developed by CERL. A system approach to condition assessment was adopted wherein complex considerations were treated in a systematic manner. Throughout this project, it was maintained that the resulting procedure would be applicable to the ranking of current M&R activities that can be programmed and funded within a normal budgetary cycle. Although this process may be used to evaluate actions deemed too urgent to wait for the normal budget cycle, this methodology is not applicable to actions of an emergency nature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/4416
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